From a telephone conversation with Carolyn this lunchtime.
C: Oh, before you go, Richard… I've been telling my children that you once read a dictionary. Is that right?
R: Which dictionary?
C: Any dictionary.
R: No, it's not right. Why on earth would I want to read a dictionary?
C: I don't know. It just seemed like the sort of thing you would have done.
So it's official: even friends who have known me for 42 years seem to think I need to get a life.